Watson Cemetery

The following is a complete listing of the tombstones in the Watson Cemetery in Onslow County, NC.

Location Turn onto the Swansboro/Belgrade Road off of Hwy. 24. Go down about 1 mile and turn on the first left. There is a sign that says Piney Grove Baptist Church. To the right you will see Piney Grove Cemetery, directly next to it in a field there is a chain link fence. Inside this chain link fence is the Watson cemetery.

Surveyed by Stephanie Preheim September 2008.


  • Burns, Retha Mae – Febyrary 11, 1942 – No date of death; she is still living. Wife of William E. Burns
  • Burns, William E. Burns —  July 9, 1937 – September 1, 2003. Married- Nov. 22, 1956 (located on the headstone in a heart)
  • Watson, A.W. – Sept. 2, 1936 – Sept. 27, 1995 “In God’s Care”
  • Watson, Eddie – Feb. 21, 1943 – Feb. 24, 1992 “Have Faith in God”
  • Watson,  Jessie J. – Sept. 20, 1902 – Dec. 29, 1981.    Father
  • Watson,  Nancy B. — Oct. 1, 1909 – Nov. 16,1995.  Mother
  • Watson,  Roy L. — May 18, 1930 – June 13, 1983 “Blessed are the Poor in Spirit for Theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven” (husband and wife shared tombstone)